Basic Website Design | 9 weeks | Age 19+

Boost Creativity in Halton project is part of our Creative & Digital Careers in Halton programme which (thanks to European Social Fund) provides FREE training opportunities in Digital Arts & Technology skills for unemployed adults aged 19+ who live in Halton (Widnes & Runcorn).


This short course will run as 9 weekly, 2 hour sessions which will be held online (via Zoom) with real tutors, who will teach you and be there to answer your questions.

Dates: 11.3.2021-1.4.2021 (4 weeks) then continuing after Easter break 22.4.2021-20.5.2021 (5 weeks)

Time: 10am-12pm

Who is this course for?

This course is for learners who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of Website design, planning and development. Great if you are interested in setting up your own business, developing creative skills, developing your skills for future employment or further learning.

What will be covered?

  • Understanding basic Internet functions and concepts
  • Planning a website’s function, structure and layout
  • Developing basic website design skills using WordPress CMS (Content Management System)
  • Understanding basic HTML coding fundamentals
  • Introduction to Graphic Design for websites
  • Understanding embedding content from other websites

Through expert tuition, small class sizes and access to a variety of digital tools and technology, this project will open up a world of opportunities to you when you discover that you can develop the skills necessary to consider a future in the Digital Arts and Technology industry.

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course, however, linked to the Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) framework you will be expected to build up a portfolio which will be assessed by your tutor against the course criteria.

There will be a variety of activities and it is a great opportunity to meet new people. You will be given supportive feedback from your tutor on a weekly basis to help you develop your skills.

During these sessions, you will be encouraged to further enhance your skills and knowledge outside of the classroom, by completing the iDEA (inspiring digital enterprise award) award Silver.

What will the lessons be like?

All of the sessions are delivered online to small class sizes (maximum 10) by two tutors with industry experience.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be required to complete some written work as part of this course which will require a good basic understanding of English and Maths. You will also need to be able to work on multiple tabs on a computer at once and have a good basic understanding of using different software packages such as Word (Microsoft), Google docs, Pages (Mac OS), internet browsers etc.


As an incentive for successfully completing* the course, participants will receive a £70 Amazon voucher.

(*successful completion means attending all 9 weeks and completing all work and ILP’s.)

Who’s it for?

We are looking for people who fulfil the following criteria (you MUST meet ALL of these):

  • Aged 19 and over
  • A resident of Halton Borough, UK
  • Unemployed
  • Legally a resident in the UK and able to take up paid employment in an EU member state

If you’re not sure if this course is for you, then please contact us to discuss these requirements. You can email us at or call us on 0151 345 1419

Are there any technical requirements?

Yes. The course will be delivered remotely (online), enabling you to learn from the comfort of your own home. Participants will be required to access Google Classrooms to take part (guidance on setting this up will be provided) so it is essential that students have access to a computer with internet access as well as their own Google/Gmail account.

Weekly sessions will be delivered to you via video conference with your tutor (Zoom). You will need to have access to a webcam and microphone.

If you don’t have access to a computer with internet access and you are interested in participating, please get in touch via email or call us on 0151 345 1419.


These sessions will be “virtual” sessions (not in-person) and will be hosted on Zoom, which is a popular and safe virtual meeting platform.

Things you will need.

Due to the sessions being of a digital nature you will need:

  • A device connected to the internet, with the Zoom application downloaded.
  • Another device (Ideally a computer) connected to the internet, with a browser that can load chrome web browser.
  • If you would like to take part in this project but do not have the equipment required, please let us know as we may be able to assist with providing equipment for you.

Does it cost anything?

All of the sessions are completely FREE of charge thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.

In fact, we will give you a £70 Amazon voucher for successfully completing the course!

What next?

By completing your details you are applying for a place on the course, in order to secure a place you will need to complete our online enrolment form (see your Eventbrite confirmation email for details) and meet the course criteria. One of the team will be in touch to discuss your eligibility.

If this project sounds right for you, then apply today!

March 18
10:00 — 12:00 (2h)



Apply here